BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday said he is ready to take full responsibility for the defeat,
accepting that the BJP had not been able to win a majority.
Chouhan said the BJP will not stake claim to form the next government, paving the way for the return of the Congress in crucial Madhya Pradesh after 15 years. After the seat tally didn’t favour his party, the three-time chief minister took responsibility for the result and bowed out as a content man.
I never wanted to hurt anybody’s sentiments, anyone of the 7 crore people in my state; but if I have inadvertently done so, I apologise said the three-time chief minister.
“Ab mein mukt hoon (I am free). I have tendered my resignation to the honourable Governor. The responsibility of defeat lies solely and only with me. Our workers worked hard and we even got more votes. I have congratulated Kamal Nath ji,” Chouhan said after meeting the Governor Anandiben Patel at the Raj Bhavan.
The Congress Legislature Party will meet at 4 pm to choose its leader. Kamal Nath and party campaign committee chairperson Jyotiraditya Scindia are front-runners for the post.
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